We all live pretty busy lives! There are times that when something needs to be cut out so that we can accomplish more in our seemingly 28 hour day... sleep is the first to go. But is not sleeping enough the reason you’re not making progress? It just might be, and here’s why.
It’s not so much that when you sleep you lose weight, but it’s what happens if you don’t get enough sleep that gets you in trouble. If you’re sleep deprived your metabolism isn’t going to be as efficient. Also with lack of sleep comes an increase in cortisol, leptin, and ghrelin levels which are hormones in our bodies that control hunger, appetite, and fullness. This alone is a problem due to the obvious reason of over eating. *Some studies have shown that when when we are overtired, we are more likely to make poor food choices.
Another reason lack of sleep is hurting your progress is because if you’re tired, there’s a much greater chance you’re not going to make it to the gym early in the morning or after a long day at work.
So to enhance your progress in your journey, try to shoot for at least 7 quality hours of sleep a night. This will help increase your metabolism, decrease hunger and cravings, and allow you to have enough energy to make sure you get your workouts in.
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